Dee Sutphin’s love for glass began back in the early 80’s with sandblasting mirrors and airbrushing images on the reverse side. Then in January 2006, Dee further pursued her passion of working with glass and took her first stained glass class with Rick Keppler at Atlantis Art Glass Studio, Inc. in Orlando, FL. From the moment she scored and snapped her first piece of glass, she was addicted to this medium. After making a few stained glass pieces for family members, her husband Harold entered her large Victorian Monarch Butterfly stained glass panel in a company art show. Although she didn’t win first prize, she had an offer to sell the piece which she graciously accepted. In the years that followed, many custom pieces were made for clients desiring something unique to add to their home.
In 2008, a new passion for glass emerged when in pursuit of making glass light pendants for her home, Rick introduced her to Fused Glass. While all the other students were making wind chimes, Dee was interested in seeing how the various colored glass such as frits, rods, stringers, confetti, shards, powders, and layered glass pieces interacted when fused at very high temperatures. The result yielded a stunning abstract plate that won 1st place at a later Arts & Craft Show. From this initial experiment in glass layering,
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Dee prides herself on creating beautiful fused glass jewelry, blown glass ornaments, vintage glass dragonflies, and stained glass panels for her business, Dee Did It Glass. Dee really wants you to have a unique and beautiful glass piece that fits your sense of style and design so if you do not see something on her Marketplace website , please stop by to visit her at one of her shows to select something really special, a hidden treasure of uniqueness to be cherished for years!
Dee quickly learned how to manipulate glass to produce eye catching glass artwork. She refined her technique to create award winning glass jewelry with amazing depth and intense colors. Dee particularly enjoys experimenting with glass to see how it can be manipulated or distorted to create unique designs.